Urinary Tract Infection Among Pregnant Women

Salwa Hazim Almukhtar

Abstract


Aim of the study: The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of urinary tract infection and, its most common causative microorganisms among pregnant women who attended a Primary Health Care centers at Kirkuk city during 2017.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study has been conducted at Kirkuk PHCs during the period of January to July 2017. pregnant women who attended the Antenatal Care Clinic for the first time was approached to participate in the study. Those with known underline renal pathology or chronic renal disease were excluded. After signing an informed consent, relevant medical, obstetrical and socio-demographic characteristics were gathered using information sheet. Maternal weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Data were entered in the computer using SPSS for windows version 19.0 and double checked before analysis.
Results: The prevalence of UTI among pregnant women was (17.0%). Age and parity, were not associated with UTI in this study.
Conclusion: There was high prevalence of UTI among pregnant women in this setting regardless to women’s age, parity and gestational age. E. coli was the most common isolated organism.

Keywords


UTI, urinary tract infection, pregnant.

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